41. Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Disorders

  1. Tony Burns MB, BS, FRCP Emeritus Consultant Dermatologist1,
  2. Stephen Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist2,3,
  3. Neil Cox BSc, MB, ChB, FRCP(Lond & Edin) Consultant Dermatologist Visiting Professor4,5 and
  4. Christopher Griffiths BSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPath Professor of Dermatology Consultant Dermatologist6
  1. S. M. Breathnach MA, MB, BChir, MD, PhD, FRCP Consultant Dermatologist

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch41

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Breathnach, S. M. (2010) Lichen Planus and Lichenoid Disorders, in Rook's Textbook of Dermatology, Eighth Edition (eds T. Burns, S. Breathnach, N. Cox and C. Griffiths), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317633.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Leicester Royal Infirmary, Infirmary Square, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK

  2. 2

    St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

  3. 3

    Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Epsom, Surrey, UK

  4. 4

    Department of Dermatology, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle CA2 7HY, UK

  5. 5

    University of Cumbria, Carlisle CA1 2HH, UK

  6. 6

    The Dermatology Centre, University of Manchester, Salford Royal Hospital, Salford, Manchester M6 8HD, UK

Author Information

  1. St John's Institute of Dermatology, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EH, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 22 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161695

Online ISBN: 9781444317633

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Keywords:

  • lichen planus and lichenoid disorders;
  • lichenoid eruptions;
  • ‘lichenoid’ used by clinicians - describing a flat-topped, shiny, papular eruption resembling lichen planus (LP);
  • LP, immunologically mediated disorder;
  • keratinocytes - type I IFN producers in LP skin lesions;
  • LP, characterized by shiny, violaceous, flat-topped polygonal papules;
  • LP principally involving mucous membranes;
  • atrophic LP and annular LP;
  • acute and subacute LP with confluence of lesions;
  • bullous LP and LP pemphigoides

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ‘Mixed’ LP/discoid lupus erythematosus disease patterns

  • Bullous LP and LP pemphigoides

  • Lichen nitidus [1]

  • Symptomatic lichenoid reactions

  • Nékam's disease [1-4]

  • References